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Conference looks for solution to nationwide IV shortage

Wednesday, July 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lisa Metzger
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WMC Action News 5, Memphis, TN

June 26, 2018

 

Something you take for granted when you're in the hospital is actually in critically short supply. Hospitals and clinics can't get enough I.V. solution....We spoke to a number of local and national healthcare providers who said they are keeping a close eye on their supply to make sure there is enough to go around. “There are thousands or millions of people just like me who can't survive without this nutritional help,” said Marcia Denenholz. Denenholz, who has Crohn's disease, hooks up to her I.V bag to essentially eat every night for 10 hours. “I've been on it consistently for five years,” Denenholz said. Earlier this year she was affected by the shortage of I.V. bags in the country. But now there is a shortage of what actually goes inside those bags. more


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